Peru: The Birth of Centenario

Peru: The Birth of Centenario
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Few plants thrive at altitudes of over 4,000 metres, where soil is poor, water scarce and the winters harsh.

UNIA Programme # 1374

But recently farmers in the High Andes of Peru, with support from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), have successfully bred a new variety of barley with nuclear techniques. Called Centenario, it has become one of Peru's most sought-after grains.